Undergraduate Alumni Success and Career Outcomes

A Houghton education can alter the trajectory of a student’s life, and alumni will gladly tell you: Houghton will not only prepare you for a job after you graduate – it will lay the groundwork for an amazing life.

Where are they now?

What Houghton Graduates Say

Where are they now?

Class of 2021


Employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation.

Placement Rates - 97.1%
Employed - 68.6%
Grad School - 27.1%
Military Service - 1.4%
Based on the First Destination Survey for the Class of 2021.

Where are they employed?

Class of 2021

InterVarsity Press

Jericho Road Community Health Center

General Motors



USDA Forest Service


Chautauqua Institution

Whacker Chemical Corporation

Global Disciples


Nueva Esperanza – New Hope for Honduras

What They’re Doing

Class of 2021
  • Mentor Coordinator
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Senior Instructional System Designer
  • Chief of Staff for an Assemblyman
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Upper School Choir Director
  • Events Marketing Coordinator
  • Software Support Specialist
  • Library Assistant
  • Coatings Chemist I
  • Wilderness Guide
  • Personal Trainer
  • Middle School English Teacher
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Director of Facility and League Operations
  • Video & Audio Production Director and Social Media Coordinator
  • Forestry Technician
  • Data Scientist
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Ministry Site Director
  • Behavior Management Coordinator
  • Associate Pastor
  • Work Readiness Program Administrator
  • Conference Sales Executive
  • Director of Student Ministry

Where They Attend Graduate School

Class of 2021
  • Anderson University-Anderson, IN
  • Arcadia University
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Baylor University
  • Canisius College
  • Houghton University
  • Michigan State University
  • Nazareth College
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saint Bonaventure University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
Business Students in Board Room

What Employers Say

What led to their success?

Houghton University graduates are equipped for successful careers, fulfilling their God-given calling, thanks to the high-quality, affordable Christian education that they received. What makes the difference?

Career Preparation

The Office of Vocation and Calling provides a unique approach to vocational and career planning by engaging with students throughout their first year of college, walking them through individually customized and comprehensive career development plans that are available beyond graduation.

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Academic Support

Personalized advisement and ongoing academic support ensure that you will find the classes that you need to graduate on time and meet your professional goals.

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National Recognition

From academic reputation to best value, to the safest campus, Houghton’s excellence has been recognized in comparison to other colleges and universities.

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The Houghton Promise

For Student Enrolled at Houghton, NY Campus

At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it.

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Outcomes data for the Class of 2021 based on the most recent survey of graduates by the Office of Vocation and Calling.